Nominated senator Isaac Mwaura has lost his seat after Senate speaker Kenneth Lusaka declared the seat vacant on Tuesday.
Mwaura loses the seat after being expelled by Jubilee Party in February on grounds of insubordination and gross misconduct among them campaigning for a candidate of a different political outfit.
“It is notified for the general information of the public that pursuant to Article 103(1) (e) (i) of the constitution and section 37 of the Elections Act, the seat of the Member of the Senate elected under article 98 (1) (d) of the Constitution and held by Hon. Isaac Mwaura Maigua became vacant, with effect from 7th May, 2021,” reads the gazette notice by Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka dated May 10, 2021.
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“The NMC in exercising its mandate as provided for under Article 7(2a) of the party constitution and relying on other enabling provisions of the same constitution has expelled the senators,” Jubilee Party said in a statement signed by Secretary-General Raphael Tuju.
Mwaura was expelled along with other five senators; Mary Seneta, Falhada Dekow Iman, Naomi Jillo Waqo, Victor Prengei, Millicent Omanga and Christine Gona.
The nominated senator filed a petition to the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal to bar the Registrar of Political Parties from implementing the decision by Jubilee Party, but the petition was thrown out.